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Habitat 2030 is a group of dynamic Generation X'ers and Millennials who care about the remarkable natural areas of the Chicago region. We are committed to continuing the long history of volunteer stewardship at these sites and helping to build a culture of 20-30-40-somethings and beyond who will understand and care for our preserves in perpetuity. We gather at weekend get togethers to remove invasive plants, gather and spread seeds, explore, and lend nature a hand to recover from unfriendly human impacts. After hard, satisfying work, we gather around the brushfire for brats, s'mores, and laughter. You don't need to have restoration experience to join us; everyone is welcome! We'll show you the basics and help you discover the often overlooked ecological treasures within miles of our city! We also love canoeing, hiking, camping, and backpacking, so sign-up to learn about our upcoming trips and adventures on land and water!

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Recent Meetups

  • 2 days ago · 9:00 AM

    Shrub Planting at Kickapoo Woods

    2 Habitat 2030 Members

    Lots of volunteers needed to create a new bird habitat by planting 160 native shrubs. Bring a shovel if you have one and stay as long as you can. Free bbq lunch.
  • 3 days ago · 9:00 PM

    Habitat 2030 Happy Hour

    4 Habitat 2030 Members

    Join us this Friday for a beer and cool fun timez. Innertown Pub - 1935 W Thomas St Obviously drinking and driving makes all of nature's creatures cry, so here are... Learn more
  • May 24 · 12:00 PM

    LaBagh-Hernandez Restoration Workday

    2 Habitat 2030 Members

    Our shrub planting workdays in April were both greatly successful! It is now time to focus on some other priority restoration activities at LaBagh. We will be focusing... Learn more
  • May 23 · 12:00 PM

    Somme Woods East Restoration Workday

    2 Habitat 2030 Members

    Join us at Somme Woods East this Saturday for a day of restoration! There are many priorities to consider for the future workdays at Somme East. Depending on the weather... Learn more
  • May 18 · 7:30 PM

    Frog monitoring at Whistler Woods (weekday edition)

    2 Habitat 2030 Members

    Volunteers will take a short hike at dusk to listen for and record rare frogs. This is citizen science in action! Meet at the parking lot gate, bring a flashlight, and... Learn more
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  • Jonathan Schlesinger founded Habitat 2030: Young-ish Chicagoans Who Love Nature!

    on September 6

Founded Sep 6, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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